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Dizin
Spoken in Ethiopia
Total speakers 21,075, 17,583 monolinguals (1998 census)
Language family Afro-Asiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 mdx

Dizin (often called “Dizi” or “Maji” in the literature) is an Omotic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in the Dizi woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, located in southwestern Ethiopia.[1] The 1998 census listed 21,075 speakers, with 17,583 identified as monolinguals. [2]

The language has basic SOV (Subject-Object-Verb) word order, tones, and is largely suffixing.

Dizin, together with the Sheko and Nayi languages, is part of a cluster of languages variously called "Maji" or "Dizoid".

Notes

  1. ^ The 1994 Population and Housing census of the SNNPR Region: Volume I, Part I, Table 2.15. According to Table 2.16, Dizin is second to Amhara in the number of speakers in the woreda's towns of Maji, Jeba and Tum.
  2. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

References

  • Allan, Edward. 1976. Dizi. In The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia, M. Lionel Bender, ed., pp. 377-392. East Lansing, Michigan: African Studies Center, Michigan State University.
  • Beachy, Marvin Dean. 2005. An overview of Central Dizin phonology and morphology.‭ M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Breeze, Mary. 1988. Phonological features of Gimira and Dizi.‭ In Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst and Fritz Serzisko (eds.), Cushitic - Omotic: papers from the International Symposium on Cushitic and Omotic languages, Cologne, January 6-9, 1986, 473-487. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag.
  • Muldrow, William. 1976. Languages of the Maji area. In Language in Ethiopia, ed. by Bender, Bowen, Cooper, and Ferguson, pp. 603-607. Oxford University Press.
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